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Jesus The Lamb Of God..........
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....................Who Takes Away The Sins Of The World
When John the Baptist caught sight of Jesus for the first time, under the anointing of the Holy Spirit he announced to the assembled crowd:
"Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world."
John could not know that Jesus would indeed be killed at the Feast of Passover in 33AD as the spotless paschal lamb to take away the sins of all those who turned to him in faith as God's promised Messiah.
The Paschal Lamb of The Passover
Just as the blood of an unblemished lamb had been daubed on the lintel and doorposts of the Israelites' houses in Egypt centuries earlier as a sign that the Angel of Death would pass over their houses and save their firstborn sons from death, so Jesus' blood shed on a Roman cross at Calvary became the sign that God has passed over the sins of all who turn to him through faith in Jesus Christ.